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Tears of No Return

Tears of No Return

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

When infected with a bizarre virus, Karen gains, among other powers, the ability to read minds. As she struggles with her situation, a secret branch of the military, devoted to paranormal and supernatural phenomenon, starts their dogged pursuit. They will stop at nothing to catch her, dead or alive. On the run, Karen meets Morgan, an ex-agent of the team that's on her tail, a vampire-turned-vampire hunter. Together, they struggle to stop the government from seizing the virus, a fate worse than contagion: a future of chaos from which there is no return. “David Bernstein has a knack for getting to the heart of a story, and with Tears of No Return, he’s taken a classic tale of lovers on the run and made it boldly and genuinely his own. Reading Bernstein’s latest, I felt like I was reliving everything I loved about The X-Files, and Dean Koontz, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer...yet filtered through a tough, original voice, one that maintains perfect control over the story at all times. I’ve said before that Bernstein is who you should be reading now, and this book is absolute confirmation that Bernstein is a storyteller of the first stripe.”—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Inheritance “Tears of No Return begins with a gripping chaos of mind-readers, secret government agencies and vampires and never lets up. It demands to be read for all its intensity. David Bernstein plants a central idea in a minefield and just sits back and watches the explosions domino on each other. Thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended!”—Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Black & Orange and Dungeon Brain “David Bernstein deftly threads the needle with this one, intertwining genres and stitching together with honed precision a story of two most improbable protagonists thrown together to foil a most devious government agency. There are aliens. There are vampires. And amidst a relentless narrative, blood spills, tears fall, and the tropes get wonderfully skewed! This is what the Friday-Night-Frights always wanted to be! I loved this!”—Jon Michael Kelley, author of Seraphim
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Machines of the Dead (Book 3)

Machines of the Dead (Book 3)

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

It has been a long and trying journey for Jack, Maria and Zaun. They’ve fought numerous battles, seen friends die and the dead reanimate. Jack has been mortally wounded and an old enemy is back in play. It will take the combined efforts of all three to defeat him, and those that survive will have to push onward and venture forth into uncharted depths as a new enemy is born and the undead evolve. **About the Author David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New Yorkcalled Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses beingsurrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people thatlike to eat raw human flesh. He's grown used to the city, though hidingbodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead,Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7Cand the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds ofhorror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers andapocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You canreach him on Facebook, at facebook.com/david.bernstein.3. Visit himat his website: davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com [email protected], or on Twitter at @Bernsteinauthor. 
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Relic of Death

Relic of Death

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

When two mob enforcers take care of a hit in the suburban countryside, they stumble onto a seemingly abandoned house. While searching the place, they find a simple leather briefcase full of what they think are priceless diamonds. But things are never as they appear… For the briefcase is a bringer of death. This ancient evil, once contained for centuries, is now unleashed. Those who come in contact with it will be granted their greatest desires at the even greater cost of their lives. "David Bernstein delivers a fast-moving tale of desire and destruction that gives new meaning to the words, “Be careful what you wish for.” Relic of Death twists reality and will leave you reflecting on your own personal Achilles heel long after you finished reading…" —Allan Leverone, author of *Mr. Midnight* "A fascinating, unpredictable, ever-shifting tale of greed and desperation. Highly recommended!" —Jeff Strand, author of *Pressure* "Relic of Death doubles as a powerful parable and a terrifying story. Proving himself to be a prodigious new talent, David Bernstein creates a blood-soaked canvas where dreams change to nightmares and hope transforms to dread." —Jon Bassoff, author of *Corrosion* **Review "An extremely terrifying and entertaining read."----Examiner.com "Dark fiction atits best with an exciting, powerful plot. It's a fast readand totally satisfying, first page to last."----Fresh Fiction "A brilliantly conceived and executed horror novella."----Horror-Web Cesspool "Highly atmospheric."----i Heart Reading About the Author David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New Yorkcalled Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses beingsurrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people thatlike to eat raw human flesh. He's grown used to the city, though hidingbodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead,Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7Cand the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds ofhorror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers andapocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You canreach him on Facebook, at facebook.com/david.bernstein.3. Visit himat his website: davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com [email protected], or on Twitter at @Bernsteinauthor.
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Surrogate

Surrogate

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

Rebecca Hardwick wants nothing more than to start a family with her husband. But when a series of tragedies occur, she is left unable to have children by natural means. Jane Nurelle is in an abusive relationship filled with beatings, drinking and drugs. But when she learns of her pregnancy, she is determined to turn her life around, even if it means resorting to violence. Through an unlikely series of events, these two women come face-to-face with a notable scientist who has perfected a way for couples to have biologically matched children through the process of human cloning. But his service comes at a price…and the women share more in common than they ever thought possible. Surrogate is an unforgettable tale of life, love, revenge and maternal instinct. **Review "Engaging and the suspense is top shelf worthy" --Drunken Dragon Reviews "A truly memorable chiller, that will make you look at things completely differently from now on." --Project Nemesis "Visceral, disturbing, and all too satisfying." --Horror-Web Cesspool About the Author David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New Yorkcalled Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses beingsurrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people thatlike to eat raw human flesh. He's grown used to the city, though hidingbodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead,Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7Cand the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds ofhorror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers andapocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You canreach him on Facebook, at facebook.com/david.bernstein.3. Visit himat his website: davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com [email protected], or on Twitter at @Bernsteinauthor.
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Blue Demon

Blue Demon

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

When the meek need defending, they call on Blue Demon, a guardian of bloodshed and retribution. Its loyalty is forever, as long as you remain righteous. For those that oppress the demon’s flock, life grows short. It kills in the most brutal fashion, and maims those it most despises. It has no feelings, only loyalty and devotion for the ones it protects. Of course, this is all from the Blue Demon television show and Cal Langston, Blue Demon’s biggest fan, knows such things can’t be real, at least not until the people who messed with him start dying in the most horrific of ways. Frightened and not sure what to believe, he sets out to discover what is truly going on, and if Blue Demon is for real, does he want it watching over him?
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Witch Island

Witch Island

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

A witch's curse from beyond the grave! Witch Island used to be feared. Even the bravest would not dare go there. Legend said a witch had been burned alive at the stake, and upon her death she cursed the town. Terrified residents performed rituals to keep her spirit trapped on the island where she was buried. Now, over a hundred years later, a group of high school seniors have decided to forgo the local graduation parties and have a small gathering of their own—on Witch Island. They don't fear the legends. They scoff at them. But the group will soon learn these particular legends are nothing to scoff at. And Witch Island will prove far worse than they could have ever imagined.
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The Unhinged

The Unhinged

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

Under the control of a madman...with no way out.Aaron Dupree has turned his life around. After serving six years in prison for his part in an armed robbery, he's released on parole. He's gotten a job and met a girl. Things are looking up...until he's pulled over for speeding—a parole violation—and blackmailed by the officer. He's forced to do terrible things to avoid going back to prison. Aaron soon learns how truly deranged and sick the officer is as he's dragged under a tide of ever-escalating horror. He thinks he's seen the worst the cop has to offer until he meets the man with the scar, a vicious and twisted monster who lives only to deal pain.
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Amongst the Dead

Amongst the Dead

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

Young and alone against the living dead.Riley has lived alone with her dad in an isolated cabin in New York State for as long as she can remember. It's just safer. Her dad's told her about the time before the zombies, but she can only imagine it. Instead of playing with friends, Riley became a crack shot with a rifle. And she'll need that skill now that her dad's been bitten. She'll be forced to leave the cabin and fight off zombies all on her own. She's twelve years old. There's a lot she'll have to learn about the world she's never really been part of. She already knows how to kill zombies. But now she'll learn just how dangerous the living can be too.Review"David Bernstein is a real craftsman, and one of the most thrilling voices to come along in a decade. He's who you should be reading now."—Joe McKinney, author of Flesh Eaters and Apocalypse of the Dead“David Bernstein is a rare kind of writer who really delivers the goods when it comes to horror. He'll be burning up the best seller lists soon. Count on it.”—Eric S Brown, author of A Pack of Wolves"David Bernstein's work resonates off the page, unforgettable in its elegant delivery, a ripple effect no doubt translating to ever bigger and vaster audiences as he continues to terrify -- and impress!"—Gregory L. Norris, author of The Q Guide to Buffy the Vampire SlayerBook DescriptionRiley has lived with her dad in an isolated cabin for as long as she can remember. He’s told her about the time before the zombies, but she can only imagine it. Instead of playing with friends, Riley became a crack shot. And she’ll need that skill now that her dad’s been bitten. She’ll be forced to leave the cabin and fight off zombies on her own. She’s twelve years old. There’s a lot she’ll have to learn about the world. She already knows how to kill zombies. But now she’ll learn just how dangerous the living can be too.
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Goblins

Goblins

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

They want the children!Someone is taking children from their homes on Roanoke Island and gruesomely slaughtering their families.After a small, hideous-looking creature is discovered at one of the murder scenes, Chief of Police Marcus Hale realizes whatever is responsible for the killings isn't even human. Hale suspects a bizarre link to the past, to the end of the 16th Century, when the island's first settlers disappeared, leaving only the word Croatoan carved into a tree. But something far more sinister than he ever imagined is at work. And if it isn't stopped soon, the entire island's population will perish. Just like it did so many centuries ago.
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Skinner

Skinner

David Bernstein

David Bernstein

For six close friends, a weekend away turns deadly when their vehicle skids off the road and crashes in a remote part of the Adirondack Mountains. In the direct path of a blizzard, they are hurt, cold and scared, wondering if they’ll make it through the night. But the group’s luck seemingly changes when they take refuge in a small cabin. Their plan is simple: wait for the storm to pass. But there is something else out there that has its own plans for them. Invade. Reveal secrets. Invoke madness. Make enemies out of friends. Create chaos. And shed blood. **Review "The perfect horror novel." ----Cat After Dark Reviews "David Bernstein is a rarity among up-and-coming writers today, as one glimpse of his work reveals a serious dedication to, and respect for, his craft. The result is a developing body of fiction that continues to grow as accomplished as it is visceral and disturbing. For me, Bernstein is without question among the more promising talents in the genre, and by all indications, he's only just begun. Good news for everyone who loves well written, entertaining, no-apologies dark fiction. If you're not reading David Bernstein, you should be." --Greg F. Gifune, author of THE BLEEDING SEASON "Fast-paced,cinematic, and excellent. Horror fans gather around, it's time for another chillingtale from David Bernstein." --Keith Deininger, author of Withinand Ghosts of Eden "A harrowing, brutal thriller, SKINNER is Bernstein at his best!" -Peter Giglio, author of SHADOWSHIFT "A brutal horror story that will keep surprising you over and over" -- Horror Underground About the Author David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New Yorkcalled Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses beingsurrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people thatlike to eat raw human flesh. He's grown used to the city, though hidingbodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead,Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7Cand the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds ofhorror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers andapocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You canreach him on Facebook, at facebook.com/david.bernstein.3. Visit himat his website: davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com [email protected], or on Twitter at @Bernsteinauthor.
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